Gender: Female Origin of Barbie: Diminutive of Barbara Meaning of Barbara: Latin, "foreign woman"

Barbie Origin and Meaning

The name Barbie is a girl's name .

Despite the voluptuous doll's various career choices, from astronaut to doctor, her name still remains a euphemism for "bimbo".

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loiswrenmatthews Says:


Barbie should never exceed the guilty pleasure list for obvious reasons.

indiefendi2 Says:


Barbara is still well into the Top 1000 even this year so it's not a matter of it "shouldn't be" used

paulapuddephatt Says:


Barbie, not too usable now, along with Sindy, spelt as per the doll.

Yessica Says:


Life in plastic
it's fantastic.

GuineapigGirl15 Says:


Great nickname for Barbara.

Guest Says:


I like Bar or Babs more than Barbie in the modern age.

Essa Says:


I agree, it would be a cute nickname, but since nobody under the age of 60 should be called Barbara then that's scuppered that plan!

DearestJules Says:


Yes, but you could still use Barbie as a nickname for Barbara.

jordalini Says:


I am going to have to say this name is unusable.